Strengthening Benefit-Cost Analysis for Early Childhood Interventions: Workshop Summary
Institute of Medicine, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions
National Academies Press, Nov 18, 2009 - Education - 88 pages
The deficiencies that many children experience from birth to school age--in health care, nutrition, emotional support, and intellectual stimulation, for example--play a major role in academic achievement gaps that persist for years, as well as in behavior and other problems. There are many intervention programs designed to strengthen families, provide disadvantaged children with the critical elements of healthy development, and prevent adverse experiences that can have lasting negative effects.